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county residents could be in for the largest property tax hike since the recession started. the board of supervisors voted last night to advertise a tax rate as a dollar 10 per $100 of assessed value. that's 2 cents higher than the current rate. each cent increase adds up to about $50 on the average taxpayer's bill. several public hearings will be held next month on the measure to discuss it. >>> maryland house of delegates is taking up a bill to increase the state's minimum wage today. the measure would raise the rate to $10.so an hour by -- $10.10 an hour by 2017. >>> president obama will be on the road pushing his 2015 budget and the federal minimum wage will be his focus at central connecticut state university which is in new britain. he wants congress to raise it to $10.10 an hour. after his speech at the college, the. is off to boston for two democratic fund-raisers. >>> today the house of representatives is set to take its 50th vote to modify the affordable care act. the senate isn't likely to take up the measure that would push back the individual mandate for a year. but as ja
syndrome, right now you don't have the same opportunities to save tax free for college or let's say open an ira as everyone else. hundreds of members of the national downs syndrome society came here to capitol hill today to fight for the same chances at a life. perhaps one of the most persuasive voices on capitol hill today, patty saylor. her 26-year-old son ethan died after an altercation with police at a frederick movie theater for not having a $12 ticket. she's a fighter for justice. today she fights for others with downs syndrome so they might have the life ethan will never have. >> ethan wanted the same life that his brother and sister had or were aspiring to. he wanted a wife. he wanted a car. >> reporter: but the way the tax law assists now ethan and others receiving government assistance can only save up $2,000 in a saving account, not enough for a car, wouldn't make a dent for college and not enough for an ira. chris val locallen and others -- chris van hollen and others are championing the able act. for that the national downs syndrome society gave him this award. >> we simply
be in for the largest property tax hike since the recession started. the board of supervisors voted last night to advertise the tax rate if $1.10 per $100 of assessed value. now that's 2 cents higher than the current rate. each cent increase adds up to about $50 on the average taxpayer's bill. there will be several public hearings held on this measure for the next month. >>> montgomery county police have now identified the people killed in two back to back murders. last night, 21-year-old, james allen frasier of rockville was shot to death near the intersection of route 355 and oxbridge drive in germantown. the night before. 22-year-old, mark taylor, a graduate was killed just outside a home on lockland drive in silver spring. scott broom spoke with police today. >> is there any reason to believe any evidence at all that these two incidents may be linked in any way? >> nothing that we have is pointing to that at all. >> and police have not announced any suspects or leads in either case. they continue, though, to guard the house nearly 48 hours after that shooting there. >>> his job is to serve
marijuana. state lawmakers are considering bills that legalize, reg you late and tax the drug possibly generating millions of dollars in the process, but some say this time around, money shouldn't be doing the talking. we are live with the story. >> reporter: well derrick we caught up with police keys in tacoma park today who admit this is an issue with many moving parts. everything from the economic impact to the law enforcement element, there's medical marijuana, health effects on youth and these are just some of the major points. at least right now, the state seems to be split on what to do. >> reporter: maryland's pot debate resparked today, state lawmakers are hearing from law enforcement, prosecutors, college students and parents getting their take on legalizing the drug. many police officers say slowdown. >> it's absolutely foolish to rush into this. i think we need to look at the experience that other jurisdictions are going to have. >> some of the other states including colorado are touting some of the economic benefits. lawmakers in maryland pushing legalization saying regula
. >>> coming up virginia's new governor does something about the tax on hybrid vehicles. >> plus the forecasters got it right, so why was the commute such a mess this morning? erica grow gets us some answers. >> and metrobuses running red lights, more than 500 people have filed co >>> we're tracking another storm for next week. this is a bigger storm with more potential but not a straight snow, okay? it will arrive by the morning commute on monday. that's the bad news. the trends, colder and colder which would lead us to believe more of a wintery mix. that storm has a lot of moisture and potential. this one will gather some moisture from the gulf of mexico. we could see rain or ice ending in snow as we go through the day monday into monday nightues here's the storm way out hammering california. in fact, it's bringing much needed rain to california. then we have a new batch of arctic air. the two start tracking across the country. the low tracks essentially into the mississippi river valley. arctic blast slides into portions of iowa and then it moves just kind of southwest of us.
fiscal year. it it includes several tax proposals to help low and middle-class families. they are sorting to sift through the information and we'll have more details now tonight starting at 5:00 and at wusa9.com. >>> international pressure is mounting for russia to withdraw its troops from ukraine. but as chris boswell reports from the white house, a defiant vladimir putin is not backing down. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots and stood face to face with ukraine soldiers. they were demanding the russians vacate the area. the tense standoff occurred just before secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to show support for ukraine's government. >> the united states reaffirms our commit to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine, a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea, p
for next year. it includes tax increases on the wealthy and spending on things like roads and job training. little of it will pass the republican house. the budget would also shrink the armed forces. what might happen if tens of thousands of service members join the workforce. here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: jim reid retired from the u.s. army as a lieutenant colonel in 2011. after 27 years and nine combat deployments. he went looking for a job as a civilian. did you think at the time when i become a civilian, i'm going to have a skill set that i can use? >> oh, absolutely. i'm a nurse anestivity. so an easily transferable skill, something hospitals use every day throughout the country. >> reporter: and you still had a rough time. >> di. i did. >> reporter: reid has worked at three hospitals in three years and been laid off twice. >> it was very difficult to deal with, and it kind of made me question, you know, myself a little bit, first time in a long time that i had to do that. >> reporter: the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is 7.9%, higher than the national civilian avera
, they over funded their salary line. >> while supervisors increase the tax rate, superintendent garza is firm with a warning. >> i'm very fearful of what additional cuts we have to make. >> peggy fox, wusa9. >> new information tonight about that data breech at the university of maryland. the university will now offer five years of free credit monitoring, not just one, today marks a week since someone hacked into the school system stealing hundreds and thousands of names, social security numbers, and university id numbers. the school is also forming a task force to try and expose anymore vulnerability in its system. >> after years of debate and delay, a notorious eyesore in downtown d.c. is about to be knocked down. the crew started tearing down the third church of christ yesterday. the owners wanted to knock that building down for years, but voted in '07 to make it a landmark. a lengthy legal bad battle ended last year. >> 2 1/2 years ago, didn't just damage the national cathedral. we're going to give you a behind the scenes look at the repairs of union station. >> all right, looking live ou
nothing is certain except death and taxes and let's face it, we can add potholes to that list, but we here at wusa9 want to wipe these craters off the list, but we need your help. if you see one, shoot us an e- mail and picture if you can. we will report it and stay on the case until it is filled. go to tellwusa9.com. fill in the location of the pothole. that's where you can upload a picture. the pothole patrol and your fellow drivers thank you. >>> from the super bowl to the home of a d.c. cop, alleged child sex trafficking happening in more places more often than most of us >>> let's teupda you on the affordable care act. the department of health and human services says over 4 million people have signed up for healthcare so far and there are five weeks left in the open enrollment period. white house officials say the update is encouraging and there will be a new push to increase those numbers. a record enrollment is needed in march in order to reach the initial target of 6 million by the deadline. >>> at the super bowl this year police rescued 16 children from pimps who were allegedly pr
to be -- just to be a regular country, just to be a country where people raise their children, pay their taxes, they have, you know, lego system, just to be like everybody else. they are not antirussian, antisemitic, they want for themselves and their families. >> what do you hope the president hears for you guys? >> i hope that he hears that we really need help and we really don't want russia to come to ukraine anymore and invade us and we want to be independent for good and i hope he helps us. >> reporter: the group that organized this protest call themselves razom which means together and they tell me they will be back out performing another peaceful protest tomorrow at 2:00 in front of the russian embassy. live in d.c., wusa9. >>> just ahead on wusa9, two brothers gunned down outside my dad has aor afib.brillation, he has the most common kind... ...it's not caused by a heart valve problem. dad, it says your afib puts you at 5 times greater risk of a stroke. that's why i take my warfarin every day. but it looks like maybe we should ask your doctor about pradaxa. in a clinical trial, pradaxa
persons tax free housing and heightened medical insurance copays. seven, nay they want a--they want a new round of base closing in 2017. base closings. president obama will presented the--will present the budget to congress. by the way, despite the reshuffle, the pent began budget goes up each of the next owe o five years from $496 billion in 2010 to $559 billion in 2019. question, what are the prospects for this budget passing the congress? >> well, i think they are reasonably good. people know there is just going the be huge physical pressure on the united states and this is one area are that cannot they immune to it. so there is some sense, that there is some kind of duplication that might actually be cut without tearing down our ability. we have to save money in that participant of the budget as well as many other parts of the budget. >> republican party, which used to fight for more defense spending now cares more about cutting spending and i think you are not going get the resistance there. and reduction of the size of the army is based on the assumption that we are not going to be
for everyone. that's why this is a good law. >> reporter: doug napier is with the alliance. according to tax documents the conservative group 20 more than $41 million in 2012 to promote christian values. it also developed lawsuit and funded legislation to stop abortions and same-sex marriage. >> there is nothing that identifies as individuals as a homosexual. that is a smoke screen. >> reporter: but lawyers have been outspoken on their views homosexuality. this is one of the group's top attorneys speaking to pastors in illinois last year. >> by being quiet about homosexuality, you may be condemning some of your people to hell. >> reporter: now, governor brewer has until saturday to act on this bill, though she is expected to make a decision by friday. and that's when she meets with the arizona chamber of commerce and, scott, many of its members are outpoken opponents to this legislation. >> pelley: carter evans in phoenix for us tonight. carter, thanks very much. now, another issue for people all over the country-- the extreme weather. rain is finally coming to the drought-plagued west, but
. >> then a different kind of tax fight, are people with disabilities at a disadvantage? coming up an equal opportunity for the bottom line. >>> it is going to be another cold night across our neighborhood. that cold air will have a big impact on what form of storm we're tracking for next monday is actually going to take. >> we've been talking about this for days now. first alert meteorologist topper shutt is in the weather system keeping a close eye on this system and this has got you concerned. >> it does. i wish it would be a pure snow. we're still tracking the storm by the morning commute on monday. something will be falling from the sky. models are trending colder which equals a wintery mix, time frame 5 a.m. monday to 3 a.m. tuesday. we could see rain and/or ice probably ending as snow. all the models seem to be in agreement it will end in snow monday evening or monday night. the storm is hammering california tonight and tomorrow and then it moves off to the east.
that your critics are saying, they say that because you're proposing cuts in benefits, tax breaks, eliminating, slowing down pay raises for some of those on military duty that you are in fact trying to balance the budget on the backs of these people who fought ise hasn't yet, but if it got in to civil war fair and invasion by russia to back up one side and ukraine these kind of tools would be applied and applied effectively and putin knows it. i'll relatively confident he won't go there. >> schieffer: i want to pick up on something you said awhile ago, when you come around, this is putin's problem. it's not the problem of the west. obviously it has repercussions for the west. give me more detail on that. >> if we look back several months we see that putin has been facing a rebellion on his border. in ukraine which is country of absolutely crucial strategic poshes to russia and many russians feel deep kinship, where the orthodox church was born. we've seen a movement turning west toward europe, putin tried to buy off the government of president yanokovich offering $15 billion to t
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